Luminous kitchen design made of steel by the architect Jean Nouvel

The clean, minimalist lines of Danish modernism meet the dazzling architectural style of Jean Nouvel in a new kitchen design for Reform called REFLECT. Extravagant yet discreet, these reflective cabinets create an illusion of translucency with vertically fluted high-gloss steel fronts that cast the light through the room without the optical confusion of a mirror finish. The fine grooves, which reflect in different directions and ensure a soft, nuanced feel, ensure this lighting effect.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

Available in raw steel or black, this modern kitchen system is as functional as it is beautifully designed. The hard-wearing surface is a thin, embossed stainless steel sheet on an MFC plate, framed by extruded profiles made of anodized aluminum. The handles of the drawers and cabinets are integrated into these profiles, so that no fittings are required and the metal is optically emphasized.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

REFLECT marks an unusually minimalist project for Nouvel, whose works are typically complex and heavily ornamental. But like its architecture, the well-designed kitchen system adapts to its surroundings and changes over the course of the day as its reflective surfaces gently mimic the various colors and shapes in the room.

You could also say that REFLECT is a new high point for Reform, a brand that was first founded in 2014 to offer improved cabinet fronts for IKEA base units. With the aim of bringing quality design to everyone, regardless of budget, Reform works with architects and designers to create modern kitchen spaces that are stylish, accessible and can withstand everyday use by ordinary people.

Close-up of reflective facades on Nouvel's stainless steel kitchen cabinets for Reform.

Close-up of reflective facades on Nouvel’s stainless steel kitchen cabinets for Reform.

Close-up of reflective facades on Nouvel's stainless steel kitchen cabinets for Reform.

Close-up of reflective facades on Nouvel’s stainless steel kitchen cabinets for Reform.

It is Nouvel’s “gift for the conception of light” that distinguishes REFLECT. The renowned French architect, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize, has proven his love for shimmering surfaces in projects such as the Philarmonie de Paris, the Gasometer A in Vienna, the Louvre Abu Dhabi or the Torre Agbar in Barcelona are shown. Even if most of his works are strikingly different from one another, the continuous threads that run through his entire repertoire could be the play of the building facades with light and shadow and the sensitivity and responsiveness with which the structures interact with their surroundings.

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About the architect Jean Nouvel, about Reform:

Jean Nouvel is one of the most important modern architects. His strong positions and somewhat provocative opinions on contemporary architecture in an urban context, as well as his ability to give originality to all projects he undertakes, have shaped the international image of the award-winning architect. Jean Nouvel’s work does not result from stylistic or ideological considerations, but from the endeavor to create a unique concept for a unique combination of people, place and time. His contextual approach and his ability to give a real uniqueness to all projects he carries out have consistently produced buildings that change their surroundings and indelibly mark the cities in which they were built. “

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

Luminous steel kitchen cabinets by Jean Nouvel for Reform.

The REFLECT kitchen system can now be ordered in the USA and can be integrated into the Reform base unit system in the form of fronts, panels and plinths.

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